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Grandad Paine wrote on the back of this photo: “Great Grandmother, mother of Grandmother Preece, about 1890”
Grandad Paine wrote on the back of this photo: “Grandfather & Grandmother Paine taken in the back garden of 10 Miller St. South Shore about 1902”
Grandad Paine wrote on the back of this photo: “Left Grandfather Preece, seated Grandmother Preece, my Father & Mother, taken about 1890, after their marriage. The baby is a relative of my Mother.”
“Taken after the death of my Father, who was only 38 years [old],” Grandad Paine wrote on the back of this photo. “Right, my Mother and I (baby), behind Aunt Lavinia & Uncle Will, from left Sisters Muriel, Edith, Grandmother Preece & Brother Harry.”
“Preece” was the maiden name of Grandad Paine’s mother (obviously, his father’s surname was “Paine”). His older siblings were:
- Muriel, who married Jack.
- Edith, who died of tuberculosis when she was perhaps in her 30s. My Mum remembers Aunt Edith as kind, sitting on the stairs while she went up to the toilet, till she had finished. For she was frightened of going upstairs in the dark; there was only a light fitting downstairs.
- Harry, who contracted tuberculosis during World War I. He passed it on to Jack, with whom he was lodging.
Grandad had a younger half-sister Anne, for his mother remarried. Anne too contracted tuberculosis, and wouldn’t have children because of this.
Grandad Paine wrote on the back of this photo: “Left Grandmother Preece & Great Grandmother, & relatives, about 1890”